It doesn’t get much better than a quality T-Bone steak pan-seared with a blue cheese butter sauce. My favorite way to cook a steak is to grill it over hot coals with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. I enjoy the beef flavor of a nice cut of meat.
This T-Bone was cooked in a Lodge carbon steel skillet. A cast-iron skillet cooks up a nice steak and sears it wonderfully, but I can get the same sear on a carbon steel skillet.
It’s my go-to for searing smaller cuts of meat. If I’m cooking a steak that’s upwards of 20 oz. or a roast, I’m using my beefy cast-iron skillet.
What does a T-Bone taste like?
The T-Bone is one of the most sold steaks because it has great value and flavor. You get the best of both worlds because it’s a New York Strip and beef filet. The smaller side of the T-Bone is the filet mignon. So I guess it tastes like a strip and filet.
What is the best way to cook a T-Bone
The best way to cook a T-Bone is to either pan-sear or grill it. If you’re pan-searing, you need a nice heavy skillet that can hold heat. Get the skillet hot, add the oil and sear each side for a few minutes. Cooking time is dependent on the size and cut of your T-Bone.
A thin-cut T-Bone will cook very quickly, while a huge 32 oz. will need to be seared and finished in the oven to get it cooked properly in the middle without the exterior areas of the steak becoming too done.
Best sauce for a T-Bone
In my humble opinion, my garlic butter and blue cheese sauce is the best steak sauce. But you also can’t go wrong with butter, garlic, rosemary, and thyme pan-seared and basted steak.
There also isn’t anything wrong with a quality bottled steak sauce such as A-1 or even Heinz 57. I also enjoy Worcestershire sauce on filet mignon.
How to cut a cooked T-Bone
Most restaurant chefs or professionals cut along the bone to remove the steak and then cut it into strips. They then carefully place the steak back against the bone to give it a nice presentation. I usually start on the strip side so I can save the best for last.
Pan Seared T-Bone Steak with Bleu Butter Sauce
- 1 12-18 oz. t-bone steak 1 1/2 thick T-Bone steak
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 3 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
- cooking oil
- salt and pepper
- Preheat a cast iron or heavy skillet over high heat
- Season the steak with salt and pepper
- Put enough oil in the skillet to cover the bottom and add the steak
- Sear for 6 minutes and flip the steak. Cook for 5 minutes and turn the heat down to medium
- Move the steak to one side of the pan and add the butter, garlic and blue cheese to the pan and stir together
- Baste the steak for 30 seconds on each side and remove the steak. Pour the sauce over the steak and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting.